NATO suggests a Ramadan cease-fire in Libya

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NATO suggested Tuesday that it would be willing to stop bombing Libya during Ramadan if Moammar Gadhafi 's forces also honored a cease-fire during the Muslim holy month.

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Concerned US Citizens

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Jul 12, 2011
 
•In Constitutional terms, the United States is currently at war with Libya.

•Libya is not invading the United States, nor has it threatened to do so.

•Congress has not declared war. Barack Obama did.


Some would claim that the 1973 war powers resolution authorizes a president to start a war as long as it’s reported to Congress within 48 hours. Then, Congress would have 60 days to authorize the action, or extend it.

The only question you should have to ask for this would be –“where in the Constitution is congress given the authority to change the constitution by resolution?”

It doesn’t. And that resolution, in and of itself, is a Constitutional violation. More on that in a future article, of course.

James Madison had something to say about such a plan when he wrote:


“The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.”[emphasis added]

War Powers resolution or no war powers resolution – without a Congressional declaration, the president is not authorized to start an offensive military campaign. Period.

The bottom line? By using US Military to begin hostilities with a foreign nation without a Congressional declaration of war, Barack Obama has committed a serious violation of the Constitution. While he certainly is not the first to do so in regards to war powers, it’s high time that he becomes the last.

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2011/03/2...
George

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Jul 12, 2011
 
Sorry, you really missed the mark on this one. The US has never declared war nor is at war with LIBYA. Obama has committed funds, assets to NATO which is stopping inhumane treatment of people by a government. I know a lot of people do not like Obama because he is black but you have to look past that to bring yourself to the modern world.
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Jul 12, 2011
 
Is raping of Libyan women by Gadhafi forces will stop also?
Afghanistan Vet

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Jul 12, 2011
 

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NATO has no business bombing anyone in Libya! Since when does NATO celebrate Ramadan anyway? Has NATO suddenly become an Islamic organization? What a joke.
Military Man

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Jul 13, 2011
 
Afghanistan Vet wrote:
NATO has no business bombing anyone in Libya! Since when does NATO celebrate Ramadan anyway? Has NATO suddenly become an Islamic organization? What a joke.
NATO realizes that if they bomb Libya during Ramadan, the entire Arab world will be against them.
StormRider

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Jul 13, 2011
 
NATO already said that they will continue to bomb during it !
Bikram

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America, German, France and British, stop terrorist acts in Libiya. Stop killing civilians. Go out from Libiya, Iraq and Afganistan. We must condemn America and NATO. They are occupiers, terrorist and thieves.
George

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We seen to have a few Icelanders that are very loyal to Ghadaffi. Please let us know why, not that there is anything wrong with your opinion just curious
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Jul 14, 2011
 
NATO doesn't give a 'Rat's-ass' about Ramadan, this is NATO buying time to cut a deal, NATO is whipped and wants to go home...
Rico

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Jul 14, 2011
 
George wrote:
Sorry, you really missed the mark on this one. The US has never declared war nor is at war with LIBYA. Obama has committed funds, assets to NATO which is stopping inhumane treatment of people by a government. I know a lot of people do not like Obama because he is black but you have to look past that to bring yourself to the modern world.
This not about 'Inhuman Treatment', this is about Gold Dinars, Qaddafi organized the oil producing nations to go on the gold standard, the western banksters went ballistic and sent NATO in to crush the idea..
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George wrote:
We seen to have a few Icelanders that are very loyal to Ghadaffi. Please let us know why, not that there is anything wrong with your opinion just curious
Muslim immigrant with a pre-existing hatred of the west and especially Israel.
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Rico wrote:
NATO doesn't give a 'Rat's-ass' about Ramadan, this is NATO buying time to cut a deal, NATO is whipped and wants to go home...
Why should NATO acre about Ramadan when even Gadhafi doesn't care about it? Gadhafi ordered the rape of hundreds of Muslim women, if he's caught by Muslims of Libya or any other Muslim country he'll be left without his 'family jewels' first, and after God knows.
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Jul 14, 2011
 
Rico wrote:
NATO doesn't give a 'Rat's-ass' about Ramadan, this is NATO buying time to cut a deal, NATO is whipped and wants to go home...
Without NATO putting boots on the ground, they cannot win.

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Jul 18, 2011
 
Rico wrote:
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This not about 'Inhuman Treatment', this is about Gold Dinars, Qaddafi organized the oil producing nations to go on the gold standard, the western banksters went ballistic and sent NATO in to crush the idea..
Yeah, the west is trying to maintain this faulty debt based monetary system where nobody knows where are the money and the rich can hide their wealth using financial speculations...anyway, what a cruel joke, ceasing the fire for Ramadan, after bombing and killing so many people there.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
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Muslim immigrant with a pre-existing hatred of the west and especially Israel.
yes, that would explain a lot, except for the part of not moving back to support their leader
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Jul 18, 2011
 
ira wrote:
<quoted text>Why should NATO acre about Ramadan when even Gadhafi doesn't care about it? Gadhafi ordered the rape of hundreds of Muslim women, if he's caught by Muslims of Libya or any other Muslim country he'll be left without his 'family jewels' first, and after God knows.
Exactly
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Jul 18, 2011
 
ira wrote:
Gadhafi ordered the rape of hundreds of Muslim women
piffle

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Jul 19, 2011
 
ira wrote:
<quoted text>Gadhafi ordered the rape of hundreds of Muslim women
I wouldn't believe everything I hear on TV :):)

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Jul 19, 2011
 
The rebels will stop fighting during Ramadan, and then a diplomatic solution might finally be possible.

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